St. Hilarion Castle

September 9, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Kyrenia,Sights and Museums

St. Hilarion Castle

The Saint Hilarion castle sprawls across a mountain peak with spectacular views of the Kyrenia coast line.  Built in the 10th century by the Byzantines, the castle formed part of the early warning system against Arab invaders.  It is a wonderful collage of tunnels, courtyards, passages and chambers embedded into the mountain peak. At more than 700 meters, it is best to visit the castle on a non cloudy day to truly admire its mighty presence on the slopes of the Five Finger Mountain range.  It is said that St Hilarion Castle inspired Walt Disney’s design of the castle setting for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

The home of Richard the Lion Heart, St Hilarion castle has many legends and fairy tales to unveil.


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